HSD Research Centre


HSD Research Centre team
Dr. Cathy Worthington (l to r) is faculty lead for the centre, Heather Cumming is administrative assistant, Shawna McNabb is the administrative officer, and Emma Stuart is the research coordinator.

The four women with the HSD Research Centre—the only faculty-based research support service of its kind at UVic—will tell you that every funded study involves a complex series of steps to manage the process, from application to fund administration to reporting back to funding agencies. Given the community-based focus of much of HSD’s research, many initiatives involve more than one researcher, faculty, school, research centre, or community partner.


Shawna McNabb, Administrative Officer
| 250-721-6468

Emma Stuart, Research Coordinator
| 250-721-7048

Heather Cumming, Administrative Assistant
| 250-721-7049

Twitter @HSDResearch

HSD Research Centre
Human & Social Development Bldg. Room B241
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

  1. Support research excellence and accountability through pre- and post-grant services.
  2. Build research capacity by mentoring and supporting faculty members.
  3. Build a culture of research excellence across all schools.
  4. Establish strong academic leadership.
  1. Peer review and research mentorship
  2. Information sessions
  3. Workshops and seminars
  4. New faculty and post-doctoral orientation sessions
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Network Coordinator - Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE)

CIRCLE is seeking a five-year-contract, full-time Network Coordinator for the Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN). The Network Coordinator will support the provincial team by coordinating mentorship and networking activities for First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis students, trainees and mentors across the network.

The individual hired in this position will provide support in the following areas: event coordination and special projects; communications planning and coordination; and program administration. Applicants must reside in or near Victoria (or be willing to relocate), and selection will be limited to Indigenous applicants.

Please see the job posting for more information about the position, and you can find out more about our team on CIRCLE’s website. Any inquires should be directed by email to or by telephone to 250-472-5452.